Saturday, May 10, 2014

DIY with Vintage ... Pantry Make-over

Okay this is embarrassing, but yes, this is my pantry.
In a house with not enough storage anywhere, my kitchen is the same.
Way too much gets shoved in here and every once in a while it needs a facelift.
lets take a look ....

Sunday, May 4, 2014

DIY with Vintage ... Heart Art, Framed

Easy hand made art ... 
Courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens

like this Barnwood Distressed one from CobblestonesVintage on Etsy
2nd.  Fabric 
large enough to cover the opening in the frame
like this ticking from AStringorTwo on Etsy
 or Old Sacks
from FragmentsAnotherTime on Etsy
or a Scarf 
from retrogroovie on Etsy
3.  If your frame has glass in it, just cover the glass with your fabric.
If not, fit the back with a piece of cardboard.
Cover the cardboard with your fabric of choice and place in your frame.

4. Pictures to arrange in a heart or maybe a Monogram letter, like these,

Or maybe old Playing Cards from MissSarahBelle on Etsy

5. Using something simple like sticky 'funtack' or double sided tape, place on the backside of the pictures or cards and stick onto the from in the shape of a heart or letter.

Tell me about your amazing creation!

I will be adding my picture here this week :)

Sunday, April 27, 2014

DIY with Vintage ... Doily Table Runner

Create your own table runner with smaller crocheted doilies.

DIY this gorgeous creation on the cheap 
courtesy of BHG

Use your local thrift shops or find some great deals on doilies online like these one:

 Assorted Pink Doily Lot

 Assorted Cream Doily Lot

Mixed Doily Lot

Find that perfect selection and join them together with a simple stitch here and there.
If you want to achieve the look of the first picture, they took 5 different shades of blue and hand painted the doilies to get an ombre effect between each one.
Unique Vintage Beauty!